Memphis EMB Hotel

De Lairessestraat 87, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1071 NX, Netherlands | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $121.00

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Historic Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by halleyc


... Some of the staircases were incredibly steep with very shallow steps – more or less like a ladder. You certainly couldn’t visit this place if you were older or had trouble getting around.

After Anne Frank, I went back to the hotel. I ordered lunch on my patio, and then took a long nap – again, longer than intended! I had a ticket purchased in advance for the Van Gogh museum, so that forced me to get out of bed. I trekked over ...


A travel blog entry by cleanslate


... walking tour. I walked about 5km, from the Centraal
Station, through Dam Square, along the pedestrian shopping streets, through the
flower market, to the Rijksmuseum (rhymes with ‘bikes’ museum). It was closed for renovations for years, including when I was here in 1996 with my dear friend Pat. I was about 200m from the Rijksmuseum when it started to pour, so I got there just a bit damp. ...


A travel blog entry by crankin


... northern hemisphere gravity :)

Our hotel is right next to Central Station and our room is on the top floor overlooking the famous Dam Square area - and a parking area for what must be 10,000+ bicycles.

This entire city is set up for bicycles, with separate bike-ways on every street. It is hard to remember to not only watch out for vehicle traffic when crossing the street but also for speeding cyclists.


A travel blog entry by bmenke


... Unfortunately, many left the city so the Jewish Quarter was taken apart and burned to save lives of those still left in the city.

There were also houses that squatters claimed throughout time turning them into artist communes. They are decorated in a graffiti art. The most well known is known as the snake house which has a cartoon snake covering the length of the building. We saw another famed building known as one of the narrowest ...

Clogs, Fishing and Red Lights

A travel blog entry by philandjan


... including a cheese smoked with poplar shavings - the same shavings left over from making the clogs. Trust the Dutch not to waste anything! We bought Eva a pair of Pink Clogs - so light!

Back to the hotel and out again for cruise around the canals followed by a visit to a traditional Dutch restaurant. The canal cruise was very interesting. A large portion of Amsterdam is built on wooden piles driven into the ground, some of which are slowly seeping into the mud or ground, ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Museumplein/Vondelpark area of Amsterdam, is near Vondelpark, Concertgebouw, Nederlands Filmmuseum (NFM), and Art Book.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Memphis EMB Hotel Amsterdam

    Right choice if you can catch a special deal


    My girlfriend and I have stayed at the Gresham Memphis for three nights in August 2005. This 4* hotel visited mainly by tourists is not located in the city centre but in a quiet residential area within 10 minutes walking distance or a short tram ride to the museum square. To get to the city centre and the railway station you need to take tram 16 from stop Emmastraat (walking distance 3 minutes, travel time 15 minutes). There are as well several bus lines linking this station with Leidseplein. You may as well take tram 2 to city centre and central station via Leidseplein which leaves from another station nearby.

    Good at half the price


    Enjoyed our stay here at reduced rate. Caught Connexxions bus from Schiphol Airport for €11pp, one-way, takes about 15-20 minutes.

    Perfect Oasis in the Middle of the Madness


    After a hard day of fun in crazy Amsterdam, what a wonderful release to come home to this quiet oasis of calm called the Gresham Memphis Hotel. The neighborhood is relaxed (but by no means dead) with good shops and restaurants -- and with the world's best concert hall, the Concertgebouw just a few blocks away. The Rijksmuseum and the superlative Van Gogh museum are only two more blocks away from that! Plus two trams, #16 and #2, get you into Dam Square in eight minutes! The staff at the hotel we found to be helpful and friendly. They served a very ample breakfast every morning. Just don't eat dinner at their cafe--that was pretty pathetic. Our room was elegant with high-ceilings, very regal matching drapes and bedspread and with a very pleasant view. We would come back to this hotel in a heartbeat.

    A Clean, Quiet Place


    My husband and I have just reurned from a four-night stay at the Gresham-Memphis. It's definitely not a hotel for the younger crowd....more for us middle-aged people who like spacious rooms with our amenities and lots of quiet.

    Lovely hotel


    I stayed in the Gresham Memphis with my boyfriend last October as part of a surprise trip for his birthday. We both thought it was a lovely hotel, the staff were very polite and helpful. It is a little bit away from the main part of the city, but with the trams being very near it wasn't really an issue. We were there for two nights and on the second night we asked Reception to recommend a nice Italian restaurant. They directed us to one just 2 minutes walk from the hotel and oh my god it was fantastic! We still cannot stop talking about it! And it was really cheap too.

    The hotel is also serviced by the Airport bus as well as the trams which is really convenient.

    I would definately recommend this hotel

    Clean, solid, old fashioned


    Finding clean quiet budget accommodation in Amsterdam is a challenge, and having heard horror stories I decided to pay more than necessary to secure something decent. Even with a discount this hotel definitely isn't budget. But it is clean, quiet and solidly respectable. Crisp white sheets and good heating. Good bathrooms. Thick towels. Dark brown wood everywhere. It's very much a widows and travelling salesman kind of place, and you certainly won't encounter anyone remotely young or funky. Think mid-Western America transported to early 1960s Amsterdam. It's not really convenient if you're doing sightseeing: you need to get a taxi at night and a tram by day to anywhere central. For the price, I found the breakfast annoying: it makes little allowances for the tastes of overseas travellers: if you want cereal you have to eat it out of a ridiculously sized bowl the size of half a saucer. All that said, I'd definitely stay there again if I couldn't find somewhere as clean and quiet but more central for the same price.

    Recommended If You Can Get a Good Deal!


    My wife and I stayed at the Memphis-Gresham Hotel in Amsterdam in December 2003. We booked over the internet, getting a good deal: 220 Euros for three nights, or about 73 Euros per night, not including breakfast or 5% city tax. If you have travelled to Amsterdam before, you will know that this is relatively inexpensive, particularly for a three star quality hotel. (Although in Amsterdam, all the hotels claim to be at least three stars!) Breakfast was much too expensive at 17.50 Euros (that's about $30 Canadian Dollars, or $22 US Dollars!) I really think that breakfast should have been included. I mean, really, what does toast, coffee and jam cost? Do yourself a favor and eat breakfast elsewhere.

    Unbelievable... in all the wrong ways!


    If you want to actually choose where you stay in Amsterdam, don't book

    Very nice hotel


    While being a little bit out of the way, the Gresham Memphis is an excellent choice. Located on a main street, is very quiet at night and a tram stop is 100 ft from the front door. They rent bikes for 10EU/day (the only way to tour the canal district) and have a good shuttle service to the airport. Breakfast is expensive and somewhat marginal, suggest going to the Albert Heijn in the Museum park on the way back to the hotel. There is a mini bar fridge so you can store what you bought.

    The hotel is within long walking distance of the Concert Hall and Vondel Park. Anything else, use the tram or a bike. They offer very good specials. I got a huge room with two twin beds for 70EU/night.

    Bathrooms are big as well.

    Great choice


    This is a great place to stay while visiting Amsterdam. Although it is within close walking distance of major sights like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh musem and the Conzertgebouw, the hotel itself is in a very nice, quiet neighborhood. This is a plus if you don't necessarily want to be in the middle of Amsterdam's busy 24-hr street life! Rooms are nicely furnished with very modern bathrooms. The staff was extremely pleasant and there is also an excellent breakfast buffet offered in the morning.

    Overall this is a convenient and pleasant place that offers the best of both worlds - proximity to sights without overwhelming hustle and bustle.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Memphis EMB Hotel Amsterdam

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good